Lima, February 1, 2021Updated on 02/01/2021 05:17 pm
The exchange rate in Venezuela, it remained down during the weekend, while the government of Nicolás Maduro plunged into a new crisis with its neighbor Guyana.
At 5:42 pm (Venezuelan time), the dollar was trading at 1.750.022,13 sovereign bolivars, according to information on the portal DolarToday.
According to the EFE agency, Venezuela on Sunday accused its neighbor Guyana of trying to “fabricate a regional conflict” for its alleged “manipulation of the facts” after the Maduro government intercepted, a week ago, two fishing vessels in waters that both countries claim as their own.
“Venezuela emphatically and energetically rejects the unfortunate words of the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana with which he seeks to fabricate a conflict in the region”said the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry through a statement.
“From the crude manipulation of the facts, the president (Guyanese Irfaan) Ali intends to present ordinary incidents in the custody of the Venezuelan jurisdictional waters as if they represented an aggression against his country”Venezuela continued in the text.
On January 24, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana denounced that two fishing boats registered in its country, the Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf, which operate off the coast of Waini Point, within its Exclusive Economic Zone, were intercepted by the Venezuelan military ship Commander Hugo Chávez GC 24.
But Venezuela said today that this position constitutes a “Inexplicable montage” that “It has been denied in all its parts by making the geolocation of Guyanese vessels public”.
Yesterday, Ali said that he was willing to talk about any issue with Venezuela, except for the long dispute they have over the Essequibo territory, and with the condition that the vessels and their crews be released “immediately.”
“These talks are welcome, especially if the UN wishes to play a role of good office, but they will have to be preceded by a clear demonstration by Venezuela that it will desist from any new act of aggression against Guyana, beginning with the liberation of the Guyanese fishermen and their ships, ”said the President of Guyana in an address to the country.
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